YouTube has rolled out a translation feature on its mobile and Web apps which will translate a comment into a language of your preference. Now, you will be able to understand what someone is saying on YouTube in a language unknown to you by tapping a designated button. The feature has been rolled out with support for over 100 languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bahasa and others. The feature will be available for both YouTube Web and mobile app users and has begun rolling out.
The Translate button is present right beneath the comment but above the Like, Dislike and Reply buttons. Upon tapping, will translate the comment into the native language set by the user. For example, if you have set the native language to English (United Kingdom), the feature would show the option of ‘Translate to English (United Kingdom) in between the comment and the row of Like, Dislike and Reply options.
“Translated comments are returned in the language that’s automatically detected based on various signals such as your language, location, and recently watched videos. These signals show comments in the language that’s the best match for you. This language may be different from your main language setting.”, says YouTube in a post.
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The translate button won’t automatically convert a comment’s language into another but it requires you to tap it each time you want a comment translated.
The feature has arrived in India by the way and you can check it out right away. Don’t forget to update the YouTube mobile app on Android and iOS if you haven’t already done so.